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Visit Goldfield Ghost Town

Goldfield Ghost Town, established in 1893, remains one of the coolest attractions in Apache Junction. The ghost town is located between the majestic and haunting Superstition Mountains and the Goldfield Mountains. The town became a settlement in 1893 when gold was found. Shortly after, the mine was viewed as profitable for the town. Because the mine… Read more

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Ahoy! Take a Cruise on the Dolly Steamboat!

Located just outside of Apache Junction, a glorious Canyon Lake lies nestled in the Superstition Mountains, which are in Tortilla Flat. On that lake is the Dolly Steamboat. The Dolly has been sailing the Apache Trail since 1983, but cruising the waters of Canyon Lake has been a tradition since 1925. The Dolly has many… Read more

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Movies Filmed (in part) in Apache Junction

Thanks to the neighboring Superstition wilderness and the history and folklore associated with the Superstitions, Apache Junction has provided the backdrop for a handful of films shot in the area. If you’re a longtime movie buff (especially of westerns) then you might have seen places you recognize in the films. Here’s a list of movies… Read more

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Take Advantage of Free Dump Week in Apache Junction

Still waiting to get rid of all the junk that your deep spring cleaning pulled out of your home? Did you just overhaul your backyard? Now’s your chance to get rid of the aftermath for free. For a couple periods throughout the year, residents of Apache Junction are able to dispose of a load of… Read more

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Fit Families Events in Apache Junction

Back in 2010, the City of Apache Junction created a program that would educate families on diet and exercise and would show them how to create healthy habits as a family. This program would help Apache Junction become the healthiest and happiest community in the state of Arizona. Through the city’s parks and recreation department… Read more

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Superstition Mountains Local Legends

The entire Valley of the Sun has a long history that predates American history, and indeed, the naming of Phoenix is credited to Darrell Duppa, one of the area’s first homesteaders, who described it as a city born from the ruins of a former civilization. The Superstitions Mountains also have their folklore and history for… Read more